National news media are covering the recent financial crisis (the federal government shjutdowmn) as though it's the end of the world. In fact, only 17 percent of the federal bureaucracy has been impacted.
Owner of the Minnesota Twins, Jim Pohlad said the reason he gave manager Ron Gardenhire a two-year extension on his contract was so the 12-year veteran American League manager could get his 1,000th win as the Twins' skipper.
Brainerd Hotel and Conference Center is closing its doors for good on Sunday, Oct. 6. That's a sad day.
Some 40 employees at the center will be turned loose to find other employment.
This once state-of-the-art facility served Brainerd for decades.
Minnesotans may be tapped for more taxes because the last legislative session failed to notice changes in the federal government's tax code. It's more than just an oops. It could spell more pain for those who had to face foreclosure or short sale.
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